Tuesday, 22 January 2019

GMB, Stefan Cross and Equal Pay



The GMB had a fantastic members meeting last night, by all accounts, to report back on the agreement reached with Glasgow City Council to end its long-running equal pay dispute.

Stefan Cross was present and it was a case of 'standing room only' at the Merchants House on West George Street which speaks for itself, I would say.

As you'd expect lots of questions were asked, but not everyone was able to to hear the answers because of work and other commitments.

So I think what we'll do is organise a Q & A page and share this information on the blog site which means it will reach as many people as possible.

If you have a question, drop me a note and we'll get things moving soon: markirvine@compuserve.com

  

Standing Room Only




GMB, Stefan Cross and Equal Pay (21/01/19)



Stefan Cross is attending a GMB meeting on this evening to discuss Equal Pay and Glasgow City Council.

Date - Monday 21 January 2019

Time - 6pm to 8pm

Venue - Merchants House, 7 West George Street, G2 1BA

I assume all are welcome and not just GMB members to what is bound to be an enjoyable and interesting evening.

  

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MAN COMES OUT OF HIS CAVE!

So I’m doing a rare public appearance at the invitation of GMB

GMB Members meeting MONDAY 21ST JANUARY 6-8PM

VENUE : MAIN HALL
MERCHANTS HOUSE OF GLASGOW
7 WEST GEORGE STREET
G2 1BA

Not sure if there’ll be anything important on the agenda, but I’m sure I’ll think of something.

See you there.


Stefan Cross

GMB and Equal Pay (18/01/19)



The GMB are holding a meeting on Monday (venue to be confirmed) to report back to members on the agreement reached with Glasgow City Council.

Stefan Cross will be there too and it's good to see the Claimants representatives working together as this has been crucial to our success.

If you ask me, the trade unions strike action back in October 2018 was a game changer because this forced Glasgow City Council to stop dragging its feet and to take settlement negotiations seriously, for the first time.

In my view, the GMB's Gary Smith has played a blinder since he took over from the union's old guard and he made a really smart move, as regional secretary, by giving his full backing to two young women GMB officials, Hazel Nolan and Rhea Wolfson, whose efforts have been unstinting on behalf of their members.

Should be a good meeting on Monday and I'll share the details once the venue is confirmed.

  



Join us for an equal pay meeting on Monday 6-8pm (venue tbc) with updates from our negotiating team and the amazing without whom we wouldn’t be here today.

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GMB Welcomes ‘Significant Moment’ As Agreement Reached Over Equal Pay

Responding to confirmation today (Thursday 17 January) that Glasgow City Council and the Joint Claimant Organisations, GMB, Unison, Unite and Action 4 Equality, have reached an agreement that will lead to the settlement of 14,000 equal pay claims, GMB Scotland Organiser Hazel Nolan said: 


“This is a significant moment and is recognition of the value of women in this city, brought about by the women themselves understanding their own value and fighting for it together.

“Much will be said about the scale of the settlement reached but when you’re a worker on a wage what you’re selling ultimately is your time, and decades of systematic gender discrimination meant that women in Glasgow were forced to work longer hours for less.

“We need to be clear that this can only financially compensate women for the time stolen from them, the time that could have been spent with their families and loved ones can’t be repaid.

“What is important now is that the claimants and their families can have confidence in this agreement and in the process of delivery in the coming weeks and months.”

ENDS